Announcements

Call for Proposals (Special Issue on Sustainability and Libraries)

May 5, 2020

Sustainability is a critical topic. Today, libraries are affected and concerned by issues on sustainability. With the arrival of climate crisis to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), all library workers can and have played a role in fostering awareness of such resources and developments in their communities. In 2019, the American Library Association (ALA) added sustainability as a core value of librarianship to foster community awareness and engagement on climate change, resilience, environmental impact, and a sustainable future.

This special issue from the International Journal of Librarianship (IJoL) seeks contributors to submit papers that document their libraries’ efforts in supporting sustainability efforts. We welcome all types of libraries: public, academic, school, special to submit proposals on this broad topic. We welcome the following topics to be considered:

      ·  Case studies on sustainability activities in libraries including community outreach, programming, and engagement; library operations based on sustainability practices

      ·  Research on sustainability knowledge and/or green literacy in libraries; on integrating sustainability studies in library instruction/teaching practices

      ·  Theoretical papers that connect to UN’s SDGs and the role of libraries in supporting such values

      ·  Environmental justice and awareness and the role of libraries

      ·  The impact of climate crisis on libraries

      ·  The role and impact of COVID-19 pandemic on sustainability in libraries

      ·  Other topics are welcomed

Interested authors may inquire with co-editors before submitting a proposal about their topics. Please submit a proposal (up to 500 words including name, email address, affiliation) to be reviewed by the guest editors: Raymond Pun (raypun101@gmail.com) and Ulla Pötsönen (ulla.potsonen@gmail.com) by July 1, 2020.

The guest editors will review all proposals and invite selected ones to submit a full paper (3000-5000 words). All papers will undergo a double-blind review process with the journal’s editorial board. This special issue is expected to be published in December 2020.

Call for Papers (Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and libraries)

March 2, 2020

Now IJoL calls for original research papers, field reports, case studies, or any other kind of papers that relate to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data science (DS) in the field of library and information science.

Call for Papers (Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and libraries)

January 6, 2020

Now IJoL calls for original research papers, field reports, case studies, or any other kind of papers that relate to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and data science (DS) in the field of library and information science. 

Call for Book Reviews

November 15, 2017

IJoL invites book reviews for the following of books to be included in the Book Review section of the summer 2018 issue:

  • Linked Data for Cultural Heritage (An ALCTS Monograph); Ed Jones and Michele Seikel, editors; 2016; ISBN: 978-0-8389-1439-7
  • Library Linked Data in the Cloud; Carol Jean Godby, Shenghui Wang, Jeffrey K. Mixter; 2015; ISBN: 978-1-6270-5219-1
  • Linked Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums: How to Clean, Link and Publish Your Metadata; Seth Van Hooland and Ruben Verborgh; 2014; ISBN: 978-0-8389-1251-5
  • Linked Data: Structured data on the web; David Wood, Marsha Zaidman, Luke Ruth; 2014; ISBN: 978-1-6172-9039-8

Call for Papers (Special Issue Featuring on Linked Data)

November 15, 2017
In the past decade, the growth of Linked Data on the Web is significant. Libraries, archives, and museums around the world have been experimenting with Linked Data that opens up opportunities to enhance and further improve services they provide. New models, standards, and applications are inspired by Linked Data. Although Linked Data technology is becoming mature, there are still many issues that prevent library communities from moving forward with this technology. It is time to share lessons learnt, to demonstrate benefits of Linked Data, and to discuss the future of Linked Data in libraries, archives, and museums.

IJoL invites both practitioners and researchers to share their experiences and strategies. While IJoL continues to accept submissions on any aspects of librarianship, articles about Linked Data are particularly welcomed.

Call for Papers (Special Issue on Academic Data Services)

December 21, 2016
Following the successful launch of its inaugural issue the IJoL calls for papers for a special issue on data services and management. This is an area that is rapidly evolving and around the world librarians are dealing with distinct technological, regulatory and theoretical challenges. The IJoL invites both practitioners and researchers to share their experiences and strategies. Articles about any aspects of academic and research data services and data librarianship are welcomed.

Call for Papers

September 1, 2016

The International Journal of Librarianship (IJoL) invites original papers or reviews of books, journal articles or conference papers that contribute to the study and research in the Library and Information Science.  All articles dealing with academic, research, public, school and special libraries and other information institutes are welcome.